Women's and Children's Health Network
The staff at the Women's and Children's Hospital are here to look after you throughout this pandemic, and the following information is to help ensure your safety and wellbeing when visiting the Hospital.The health and wellbeing of our patients, their carers and our staff is our number one priority at all times.
The safety and welfare of people in our health services and hospital during COVID-19 means there are some restrictions for visitors.
As of Tuesday 22 December 2020, the Women's and Children's Hospital will allow the following visitor numbers:
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU)
There is flexibility for special circumstances, particularly for palliative care and those with complex conditions, so please contact your care team directly to discuss your individual situation.
For general information on visiting public hospitals in SA, please go to:
Screening before entering the hospital
Each visitor will be asked to undergo a health screening on entry to the Women's and Children's Hospital.
Information about our services
You will be contacted to discuss rescheduling elective surgery if required.
Food and support services
The Play Deck Café and Cafeteria on Level 2 are both open to the public.
Vic's coffee shop has reopened, and Rainbows café will be reopening soon.
Visitors accompanying inpatients, including partners of birthing women and parents/caregivers of paediatric patients, will be supplied with meals from our food services team, while parenting rooms remain closed.
Pregnancy and COVID-19
If you are pregnant, or planning a pregnancy, we understand that the current situation with COVID-19 may be causing you concern. What does it mean for you?
Clinical Director of the Women's and Babies Division at the Women's and Children's Hospital, Professor Jodie Dodd has some advice on what to expect when you are expecting during this difficult time.
For health professionals
last modified: 17 Mar 2021